Riga Philharmonic
Architects: Finkelstein Turek, Efrat Kowalsky
Client: Riga Philharmonic
Status: Competition (2023)
Clasification: 3 prize
Location: Riga, Latvia
Coordinates: 56.955543, 24.107637
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Materials: Stone, Wood
Environment: Park
Visualizer: Play-Time architectonic images
Scale: 30.000 ㎡ Large
Types: Auditorium, Cultural

Transforming the Riga Congress Centre into the new Riga Concert Hall. The proposal seamlessly blends Soviet-era charm with contemporary vision. Dolomite stones align the façade, preserving the original materiality, while large windows invite public engagement with the Kronvalda Park and Pilsetas Kanals. A modern rear extension, echoing the kanals’ sinuosity creates a park walkway. Internally, curved sculpt balconies, blend with the exterior’s design. A harmonious fusion of history and visual acoustics.

Team: Daniel Finkelstein, Elvira Turek, Meira Kowalsky Zvi Efrat | Consultant: Kahle Acoustics, Ducks sceno, Transsolar Klimaengineering, HP Engineers bv, Ruthie Shpernat Abahel | Structural engineer: Werner Sobek | Landscape: Hpalandscape | Post date: 08/02/2024 | Views: 891